12 results found for: Luzon (Fall

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VRACIU, Alexander (#303)

…the disaster at Pearl Harbor. “I had a big mad on . . . after Pearl Harbor,” recalled Vraciu, whose anger also grew as he later saw his friends fall to Japanese gunfire. He vowed to gain a measure of revenge on the enemy, and his uncle promised to pay…

LOATS, Norman (#300)

…their appearance. Thank God they never attacked the group at large. As night began to fall we started to shiver and some began to pray… “As night deepened, optimism of a quick rescue was turning into discouragement. But there was still hope and to keep our spirits up we sang…

DeSTEFANO, Anthony (#238)

…of the page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. USAAC Crew Chief Engines B-17 F/E FLYING FORTRESS 92nd BOMBARDMENT GROUP GROUNDCREW Bovingdon, Alconbury, Podington inc. SCHWEINFURT-REGENSBURG MISSION & in memory of ARTILLERY brother Sam, KIA, BATTLE of LUZON air drop….

PAVILLARD, Stanley S (#171)

…originally brought up in Las Palmas and in Singapore was Medical Officer to the “Vultures”, the STRAITS SETTLEMENTS VOLUNT£ER FORCE. His book, “The Bamboo Doctor”, describes some of the savagery of the Japanese Imperial Army and the atrocious conditions experienced at the FALL of SINGAPORE, the railroad and march northwards,…

SHEEN, Desmond FB (#88)

…he recalled, “my feet came free and I pulled the ripcord and my parachute opened with a terrific jerk. I just had time to see treetops underneath when I was in them. These broke my fall and I landed on my feet as light as a feather. A bobby appeared…

REID, William I (#61)

…his seat. Reaching overhead, he managed to release the escape hatch panel and struggled out just as the Lancaster broke in two. He landed heavily by parachute, breaking his arm in the fall. Within an hour he was captured by a German patrol and taken prisoner. After various transfers, he…

DAVID, W Dennis (#18)

…John Lovey, a wholesale clothing and footwear business run by an uncle. As war loomed, he trained with the RAFVR, flying a Blackburn B.2 biplane trainer at the London Air Park. After the fall of France, 87 Squadron re-formed at Church Fenton, near Leeds. In July 1940, it moved to…

BABINGTON-SMITH, Constance (#180)

…and in June Hitler unleashed the V1 assault on London and the south of England. The V2s began to fall on London in September. V2 Damage at the Chelsea Pensioners’ Hospital, London, SW3 by Randolph Schwabe (1945) Copyright: Art.IWM ART LD 4807 In the meantime, Constance Babington Smith had been…

BEAMONT, Roland Prosper ‘Bee’ (#8)

…near Rouen, the first enemy aircraft to fall to a Tempest. Almost immediately Beamont was faced with the new and desperate priority of countering V1 flying-bombs which had begun to terrorise Londoners. After personally accounting for 31 V1 “doodlebugs” Beamont re-located his wing at Vokel in Holland and on October…

QUILL, Claire (#185)

…was in charge of development and production flying at Vickers Supermarine, a job that he took so seriously that he felt he must obtain first-hand combat experience. Following the fall of France in 1940, he was determined to rejoin a fighter squadron. Forestalling opposition from his employers at Vickers Supermarine,…

MAYBANK, John W (#242)

…Admiral Chester NIMITZ, whose VJ-DAY COMMAND totally neqrly.two million men, 6,000 SHIPS and 15,000 AIRCRAFT. AIRCRAFT STRATEGIC CONTEXT: The British Chiefs of Staff even more and earlier than Prime Minister Winston CHURCHILL were insistent that UK forces should play a major part in the fall of JAPAN, as soon as…

War Widows & Family Losses

…AFDU #238 Anthony DeSTEFANO Master Sergeant Anthony DeSTEFANO+ USAAC Crew Chief Engines B-17 F/E FLYING FORTRESS 92nd BOMBARDMENT GROUP GROUNDCREW Bovingdon, Alconbury, Podington inc. SCHWEINFURT-REGENSBURG MISSION & in memory of ARTILLERY brother Sam, KIA, BATTLE of LUZON air drop #283 Edith GREENFIELD Miss Edith GREENFIELD+ (Signed, aged 100) In memory…

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